Aston Villa scraped a 1-0 victory over Reading at Villa Park last night in the Premier League basement battle.
The victory moved Villa out of the Premier League relegation zone. The two teams cancelled each other out in the first half and the Villa fans seemed nervous that their team’s struggles would continue.
However, the home side did take the lead with just ten minutes left. Barry Bannan’s corner was headed home by lone striker Christian Benteke.
The victory was vital for the home side and took the Villans into 17th place in the Premier League table. The Royals remain second from bottom in the top flight.
In last night’s other Premier League game Sunderland and QPR drew 0-0 at the Stadium of Light. Harry Redknapp was on the Hoops bench for the first time and he will be the happier of the two bosses. The Black Cats were booed off at the end of the game and the pressure will now be cranked up on under-pressure boss Martin O’Neill.
QPR remain bottom of the Premier League table, but they showed their new boss that they do have some fight left in them. Redknapp is likely to ask even more of his team when they face another relegation rival Aston Villa on Saturday at Loftus Road.
The two results mean that it is now very tight at the bottom of the Premier League table. QPR’s performances are only likely to improve under Redknapp. Southampton have dropped into the bottom three because of Villa’s victory.
However, the Saints have recorded consecutive victories and could move back out of the drop zone with a win against Norwich at St Mary’s on Wednesday night.
There are a host of other Premier League games taking place on Wednesday. Here are the other games taking place:
Chelsea vs. Fulham
Tottenham vs. Liverpool
Everton vs. Arsenal
Stoke City vs. Newcastle
Swansea vs. West Brom
Manchester United vs. West Ham
Wigan vs. Manchester City
Who will be relegated from the Premier League this season?
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